On March 14, Jackie made national news when rocker Liz Phair portrayed her on the hit U.S. television series American Dreams. The drama takes place in 1960's America, and each week features a current entertainer appearing as a 60's-era singer on American Bandstand. On this episode, Liz Phair sang "When You Walk in the Room."
New York Post
March 9, 2004
'PUT A Little Love in Your Heart. No, that's not a Mel Gibson P.S. It is the title of one of legendary singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon's greatest hits. On March 14, on NBC's "American Dreams" series, Liz Phair will play Jackie, and gets to sing "When You Walk in the Room." (DeShannon thinks the choice of Phair - the raw, often profane rocker - is unusual and clever.)
And what's the real-life Jackie doing these days? She is writing for a hot young band, "Detroit Cobras." Jackie says, "You might think it obvious, from the name, but they're actually from Detroit. You just never know, in music-people name their bands the craziest things."